Private Family Cook needed at Family Farm in Wisconsin for Spring/Summer 2024 (May-Sept)

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Thunder Mountain Ranch

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Crivitz, WI
Job Type
Salary based on experience
Date Posted
February 20, 2024
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

Description: Looking for an experienced cook for a large multi-generational family compound in the North woods of Wisconsin during the spring/summer of 2024. Nightly family dinners will range from 15 people – 30 people.

Position Overview:

  • Develop a healthy, fresh, and consistent menu and cook dinner 5 nights each week (Tues. – Sat.) and occasional to-go lunches. During three holiday weekends a Sun. night meal will be added.
  • Maintaining communication throughout summer to adjust menus, quality and/or sources of ingredients.
  • Manage a small wait staff of between 3 – 5 people.
  • May 20, 2024 to Sept 14, 2024
  • Private house provided and competitive pay offered.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with family point person to develop a menu of 10-15 dinners that are adaptable to gluten-free or vegetarian needs. Cook will keep all menus in Chez Freda and assumes responsibilities for ensuring spices and basic ingredients are stocked.
  • Distribute a menu for the upcoming week on Sunday evening to family point person. Cook will access RSVP count in SignUp Genius
  • Prepare 4-5 dinners each week (Tues. – Sat.) based on menu plan. Picnics will be planned at least two weeks in advance.
  • All meals will be prepared in a dining house with large industrial-style kitchen or prepared to go for picnic style dinners.
  • To-go meals for family members will be packaged and available for pick up at time planned with person placing order.
  • Purchase groceries at local Piggly Wiggly (30 minute drive) and CostCo. Gas reimbursement for shopping will be paid at 58.5 cents per mile (IRS rate).
  • Steak and ground beef provided by on-property cattle will be stored in freezer after processing. Cook to keep track of inventory and supplement as needed.
  • Direct wait staff with the following 1) helping with food prep, 2) delivering food hot/cold, and 3) clearing tables 4) and cleaning dishes throughout the night (and additional list of housekeeping duties provided to wait staff).
  • Adjust recipes and menu to incorporate fresh vegetables from on-site garden or local sources when seasonally available.
  • Maintain wine inventory and update family point person when inventory is low.
  • Manage /order additional kitchen items as needed (for example to-go boxes, special ingredients, staff timesheets, appliance maintenance, etc.) in partnership with family point person.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Excited about creating a warm, family atmosphere for guests and staff while maintaining high standards.
  • High integrity, mature and personable with a relaxed nature.
  • Leads a healthy drug-free lifestyle.
  • Dynamic, friendly and enjoys the outdoors.
  • Flexible with a “whatever it takes” attitude.
  • Capable of self-supervision and organized.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and ensure timely and accurate product for guests.
  • Creates a warm, friendly work environment while maintaining high standards of professionalism and heartfelt hospitality among guests.


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